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Modi says yoga can unite conflict-ridden world; record set in Kota

Dehradun/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Fourth International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed on Thursday within the country and abroad, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the main event at Dehradun, saying yoga has emerged as a major unifying force in a world facing conflicts. A Guinness world record was created at Rajasthan's Kota where over two lakh people performed ...

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Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi

Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally. Leading the fourth International Yoga Day celebrations here in Uttarakhand, Modi said that the world has embraced yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which the I...

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Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi

Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that Yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally. Yoga has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world. It unites individuals, families, society, country and the world, Modi said while leading the fourth Internati...

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IIFA 2018: Bollywood stars to dazzle in Bangkok; Rekha to perform live after 20 years

Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Back to the Thai capital after a decade, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, commencing here Thursday, will not just feature power-packed performances by celebrities including the evergreen Rekha -- performing live on stage after 20 years -- but will seek to raise awareness about women's empowerment, gender equality and plastic pollution. <...

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South Africa rest Tahir for Sri Lanka tour

Johannesburg, June 18 (IANS) South Africa have decided to rest their top-ranked bowler Imran Tahir, for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in July-August. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj and left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi have been included in the 15-man squad according to a statement from Cricket South Africa. This will be the Proteas' first assignment since AB d...

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Yoga enthusiasts in South Africa unite ahead of Yoga Day

Johannesburg, June 16 (IANS) Hundreds of yoga aficionados gathered at a stadium here on Saturday for a large-scale class. The mass session was held at the Wanderers Stadium ahead of World Yoga Day, which this year takes place on June 21, Efe news reported. We invite out entire yoga community to come together and share our passion for the wonderful practice of yoga, organiser Yoga...

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CSA promises of new 'world-class' T20 league

Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday promised to launch a new world-class T20 competition after forging an equity deal with its main broadcast partner SuperSport. The yet-to-be-named league will be played in November and December this year after the cricket board decided to ditch the Twenty20 Global League brand that became mired in controversy. CSA is...

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Busy day for Spain World Cup squad two days before flying to Russia

Madrid, June 5 (IANS) The Spanish squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup had a busy day on Tuesday as they were visited by new Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, posed for their official team photo, and also saw representatives of FIFA carry out a doping test on the 23 footballers. Sanchez was at the Las Rozas training camp outside of Madrid to hand veteran midfielder Andres Iniesta the me...

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India, China discuss ways to maintain bilateral ties momentum

Johannesburg, June 4 (IANS) A little over a month after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held an informal summit in China, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi met on the sidelines of the BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting here on Monday and discussed ways to maintain momentum in bilateral ties. Describing the...

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Indian-origin girl killed in S. Africa botched car hijacking

Johannesburg, May 29 (IANS) A nine-year-old Indian-origin girl has died after being shot during an apparent botched car hijacking in South Africa, sparking protests by the community members in Durban. Sadia Sukhraj, a grade four student from the Indian township of Chatsworth, was leaving her grandparents' house in Shallcross along with her father Shailendra when three armed men accosted ...

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South African firm sells 'insect milk' as next superfood

Johannesburg, May 28 (IANS) A South African company is selling what it calls Entomilk, a special milk made from farmed insects, as the next superfood. Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future, the firm Gourmet Grubb said on its website. According to the company, one of the most pivotal ben...

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Over 28,000 S. Africans scammed in fake investment scheme

Johannesburg, May 26 (IANS) More than 28,000 people have been defrauded of a total of over $83 million with promise of higher interests in South Africa, police said, as they are investigating the case. The police said Bitcaw trading company, commonly known as BTC Global, invited people to invest money and promised 2 per cent interest per day, 14 per cent per week and ultimately 50 per ce...

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Texmaco Rail and Engineering net profit jumps to Rs 22.95 crore in Q4

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Engineering major Texmaco Rail and Engineering on Tuesday reported a nearly four-fold jump in its standalone net profit to Rs 22.95 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2018 as compared to Rs 5.93 crore in the year-ago period. Its gross revenue for the period stood at Rs 306 crore, up by 4.79 per cent from Rs 292 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous y...

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S. African champions to play Barcelona to commemorate Mandela

Johannesburg, May 11 (IANS) South African Premier League champions Mamelodi Sundowns will play a friendly football match with Barcelona to commemorate Nelson Mandela. This was announced by Jeff Radebe, the chairperson of the inter-ministerial committee on the centenary of Nelson Mandela, here on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency. Radebe said the match is an attempt to do what ...

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Creating international platforms for Indian arts

In 1999, as part of a British Council showcase programme, I travelled to the Edinburgh Festival and that set in motion the idea of creating platforms for Indian contemporary and classical art forms across the world. Working closely with the Festival Fringe, the International Film Festival, the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Edinburgh International Festival, we created an annual offering of wor...

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S. Africa discontented with IAAF regulation on female testosterone

Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa has showed dissatisfaction over the world athletics governing body IAAF's new regulations which require athletes with high testosterone to take medication. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) on Thursday said that this affects South Africa's athlete Caster Semenya whose name is again being dragged through the pu...

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Winnie Mandela laid to rest in state funeral

Johannesburg, April 14 (IANS) South Africa's liberation struggle icon Winnie Madikizela Mandela, who was once married to former President Nelson Mandela, was laid to rest here on Saturday with full military honours. The government dispatched 600 buses which started collecting people around 4.30 a.m. to the stadium where the service took place. After family rituals in the morning,...

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Indian-origin family killed in S. Africa 'arson attack'

Johannesburg, April 14 (IANS) An Indian-origin family of five, including three children, has been killed in South Africa after their house was allegedly petrol-bombed by an unknown arsonist, police said. Aziz Manjra, 45, who had been living in South Africa for the past 25 years, his South African wife Gori Bibi and their three children -- Muhammad Rizwan, 10, Mairoonisa, 14, and Zubina, ...

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UN chief lauds Winnie Mandela as towering figure against apartheid

United Nations, April 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a towering figure in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. 'Mama Winnie,' as she was affectionately known, was a towering figure in the struggle against apartheid. She was an international symbol of resistance who left an indelible mark on the history of the 20th centur...

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Cooperation critical for women, child health: Nadda

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday said cooperation of all stakeholders is required for the successful formulation of policies and their implementation to improve the health of women, children and adolescents. Convergence between ministries, states and stakeholders is critical to achievements of shared goals for health of women, children and adolesce...

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